Safety Specialist I or II

COLSTRIP, Montana, United States
May 13, 2022
May 20, 2022
Req #39
Health & Safety
Position Summary

The Safety Specialist II is responsible for the implementation of mine site safety processes and implements corporate safety initiatives and training. The Safety Specialist II ensures that mine operations are in overall compliance with Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) statutes and corporate standards by educating mine employees on health and safety issues and reviewing Mine processes. In addition, the Safety Specialist is responsible for ensuring that Safety Department actions are based on sound business, safety, and environmental goals.

Supervisor Responsibilities

This position may have supervisory responsibilities over other employees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promote and support the overall health, safety and work environment by implementing and assisting in the enforcement of the requirements of Coal Health and Safety Programs.
  • Contributes to the overall health, safety, and work environment of the Safety Department.
  • Implements and educates mine employees on the current requirements of any corporate safety programs.
  • Ensures health and safety work is carried out in compliance with health and safety regulations and licenses.
  • Directs and conducts health and safety event reporting and investigation as needed.
  • Manage training materials for use in the mining operations.
  • Perform related work as required.

Typical Physical Demands

Requires prolonged sitting, some bending, stooping and stretching.Requires constant data input for extended periods of time without leaving the work area. Occasionally lifting files or paper weighing up to 30 pounds. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate reports. Requires mobility sufficient to travel. Requires field work retrieving samples and other physical jobs.

Typical Working Conditions

Normal office and field environment. Occasional evening or weekend work.

Education and Experience

  • Degree in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent experience in the mining Health & Safety field.
  • Experience in mining methods and equipment a must.
  • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.

Licenses, Registration, and Certifications

  • Associate Safety & Health Manager (ASHM) preferred.


  • Statistical, analytical and evaluative skills.
  • Problem solving.
  • Effective oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Team-Oriented.
  • Leadership.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel % 15
  • Required Education Bachelor's Degree
  • Job Start Date Monday, February 7, 2022